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First Soviet jet rocket. Soviet engineer Igor Merkulov (right) and Soviet chemist Vladimir Abramov (left) working with Merkulov's jet rocket. This rocket, a small-scale version of later models, was the first jet rocket developed in the Soviet Union. It used an air ramjet for its second stage. Photographed on 29 January 1939, in the Moscow region of Russia.
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